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. steve? >> the nra didn't like the way it went, but a big question is how powerful and influential is the nra here on capitol hill? and the answer might be still plenty powerful, despite the massacre in connecticut and today's shotgun shooting in california which left a student wounded. another s.w.a.t. team at a school. another shooting incident. the images from near bakersfield, california hit networks as vice president biden said he'll send to president obama on tuesday a proposal to change u.s. gun laws. >> diminish the probability that what we've seen will okur and diminish the probability that our children are at risk in their schools. >> reporter: biden who met with hunting groups today and the nra, is expected to recommend a new ban on assault weapons and large-capacity clips. and setting up a stronger background check sim. no exceptions for gun shows and the internet market where 40% of guns get sold in and out without any check to stop sales to criminals or the mentally ill. a mass shooting survivor says changing that is job one. not removing the second amendment, that's
as the vice president met with the nra at the white house as part of his gun task force. >> a teacher at that high school is being called a hero to convince the 16-year-old shooter to put down the gun. it happened a couple of hours north of los angeles. a neighbor noticed the boy walking into the school and called 911. the boy shot one classmate, and missed another before the teacher talked him down. that teacher actually got hit in the head with one of the pellets. police arrested him. he apparently stole the shotgun from his brother and reportedly was suspended last year for making a hit list of targets. there is supposed to be an armed guard at the school, but he was late after getting stuck in the snow. >>> to the vice president's gun task force, later today he's meeting with video game executives. yesterday he met with the nra and that didn't go so well. the gun lobby blasted biden saying it will defend second amendment rights to own guns. biden confirmed he won't wait until the end of the month and wants background checks for every gun purchased without exception. >> universal b
gun violence started today. the nra got a seat at the table. crag bosswell has more. >> you all know this is a complicated issue. >> reporter: vice president joe biden will have a list of proposals to help reduce gun violence ready for president obama by tuesday. >> a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. >> reporter: he's focused on the types of weapons to be owned and month the suggestions from the task force is a ban on high-capacity gun clips and closing what is called the gun show loophole. the administration said it's looking for legislative proposals and may try executive action. >> the truth is that through executive action, it's very tough for the white house to make that much of a difference and they not going ban the show or close the gun show loophome. >> reporter: they say attendance is up dramatically. the loophole allows unlicensed sellers to sell weapons without a background check. president obama asks r the task force after the mass shooting of 20 school children and six educators in newtown, connecticut, last month. >> and th
husband, mark kelly, an nra ceo wayne lapierre also testified. this hearing is just under four hours. [no audio] >> we have more than 200 people here today and hundreds more watching on our committee web cast. i expect everybody in this room to be respectful of the senators and the witnesses speaking about this very serious subject. i do not want applause for or against any position. the capitol police have been notified to remove any audience interference in an effort to have orderly conduct for that. that is a warning i give the many hearings. we will hear a lot of perspective on gun violence. i will give opening statements. but we have a former member of congress here, gaby giffords who will give a brief message and believed and captain kelly, thank you for your help in bringing your wife here. ms. giffords - >> ok. thank you for inviting me here today. this is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying too many childre
. -- this forum. my name is curtis. i am a gun owner. a hunter. a former nra member. i have very serious concerns about the inability to come up with a good definition for an assault weapon. several people this evening have pointed out how difficult coming up with a definition is. i have a rather simple solution. make semiautomatics illegal. class them the same as a fully automatic weapon. i believe that for hunting purposes, it is not that hard to work a bold action or lever action -- bolt action or lever action. a lot of people prefer to hunt with a single shot. magazine capacity, i see no reason for any more than three rounds. if you need more than three rounds when you are hunting, you need to spend some time at the range before going out. [laughter] that is all. [applause] >> my name is sharron. -- sharon. many thank you's to congressman thompson. you're a brave and courageous representative for taking on this issue. i spent quite a bit of time over the last couple of weeks reading and talking about this on the internet. the number of death threats against senator feinstein is astonishing. t
including the nra made their case to vice president joe biden today as the obama administration aims to curb gun violence. we'll tell you how today's meeting played out. >> also ahead tonight. >> reporter: this may look like a doctor's office, but it's actually one of the d.c.'s new medical marijuana dispensaries. i'm beth parker. i'll take you on a tour coming up. >> later on the news edge, the real star of argo, meet the maryland man who is not only responsible for the american success story but may wind up with an oscar, also.  >>> a news alert from colorado where a judge ruled this evening there is sufficient evidence to warrant a trial for suspected movie theater gunman james holmes. the preliminary hearing was held this week to determine whether the case should go to trial. holmes is accused of murdering 12 people, wounding 70 others in july. he's scheduled to be formerly charged tomorrow. his lawyers asked for the arraignment to be delayed. >>> a 16-year-old california student is in custody after he brought a shot gun and 20 rounds of ammunition to school this morning in t
to be confirmed. since then, they have not had a director confirmed. the nra and other organizations have blocked any nomination as a result of that. host: we can get into that in this segment of the washington journal, focusing on the atf. calls are open -- phone lines are open for your calls. george's waiting from ohio on our independent line. good morning. caller: good morning. this is about control. i've understand there's a product called ssar-15 that enables a semi-automatic gun to converted to an automatic operation, like a machine gun. why would atf approve such a device for public? guest: you are getting into some technicalities of the atf's regulatory power. one of the things they constantly face is the issue of the second amendment and there's only so much they can do if congress does not allow them to ban a particular product, there's not much they can do as far as prohibiting it from being sold. that's one of the problems in recent years with the assault weapons ban, which is now being discussed again. it recently expired. it prevented the sale of certain firearms, semi-automatic fir
you discuss the commonality between your organization, the nra, and the obama administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence? >> what we think works, and we support what works. i've talked about the eagle child safety program which would put more money into than anybody in the country. we support enforcing the federal gun laws on the books were under% of the time against drug dealers, gangs with guns, felons with guns, and that works. you've got states like california where they send more inmates back to the streets and have to put more back in jail for new crimes guns -- committed against their citizens than any other state in the nation. new york state, too. the collapse of the fiscal situation in those states has also collapsed the criminal justice system in those states. the nra has always supported what works. we have 11,000 police instructors and we represent honest people all over this country. there are 25,000 violent crimes per week in this country. the innocent are being preyed upon. the statistics are numbing and 911 calls are horrible. victims all
the nra and even harry reid questions whether it can pass congress. how hard would you push for assault weapons ban, and if one cannot pass congress, what other measures would need to be included in a broad package in order to probe of gun violence successfully. >> the vice-president and a number of members of my cabinet went through a very thorough process over the past month, meeting with a lot of stakeholders, including the nra. listened to proposals from all quarters, and they have presented me now with a list of sensible, common-sense steps that can be taken to make sure the violence we saw a new town does not happen again. i will meet with the vice- president today. i expect to have a fuller presentation later in the week to give people some specifics about what i think we need to do. my starting point is not to worry about the politics. my starting point is to focus on what makes sense, what works. what should we be doing to make sure that our children are safe, that we are reducing the incidence of gun violence? i think we can do that in a sensible way that comports with the sec
rights' owners and advocates as part of his gun control task force. the nra has other gun owner groups and sportsmen all headed to the white house. >>> walmart, the nation's largest gun retailer will attend a separate hearing with attorney joan eric holder. yesterday the task force met with victims groups and gun control supporters who say that they were encouraged by the conversation the task force is expected to make its recommendations in about a month. >>> new this morning, a major announcement about the presidential cabinet. this afternoon, president obama will nominate jack lew secede timothy geithner as secretary. he's currently the white house chief of staff and budget director. he will be nominated at 1:30 this afternoon and we'll stream it live on nbcwashington.com. don't miss it. >>> talk about funny money, cash may look loopy if lew is confirmed. doesn't this look like a scribble? it's his signature. the treasury secretary's signature appears on all printed money so these loops may pop up on fives, tens and 20's. outgoing treasury secretary timothy geithner's signature impr
by the victim. >>> the california shooting happened the same day vice president joe biden and the nra discussed gun control at the white house but they clashed over gun control proposals with the nra saying it will strongly defend the second amendment right to own weapons. today, biden sits down with makers of violent video games. a new poll find that people in virginia overwhelmingly support both background checks and armed police at schools. >>> the president of afghanistan is wrapping up his u.s. visit with a meeting with president obama this morning. hamid karzai will be talking u.s. troop levels in afghanistan. >>> still ahead, a mother in independent i could is -- in indiana is jumping for joy this morning. nearly two decades after herling boy vanished without a trace, police tracked him down in another state. >> new concerns for a family of killer whale this is morning. why they might not be out of danger just yet. an update is coming up. share everything. share brotherly love. share one up's. mom ? mom ? the share everything plan. lets your family share a pool of data across 10 devices
governor chris christie has choice words for the nra. >>> also ahead, the phone call that had fighter jets scrambling to catch up with a seattle bound passenger jet. >>> a firefighter finds himself in need of help after an unexpected obstacle sends him scrambling. >>> you may not have to scrape snow off your car, but you need your winter coat. >>> as we go to break, an inauguration history fact for you. in 1923, vice president calvin coolidge took the oath of office at his father's house in vermont following the death of president warren harding. coolidge's father was a notary public >>> caught on tape. a russian firefighter trying to rescue a family from a burning building gets pummeled by snow and ice. take a look at this. you can see the man climb the ladder to reach the people who are desperate to get out. suddenly that huge mound of snow and ice fell off the building, sent the firefighter down the ladder apiece there. you see that. the man somehow managed to hold on as his fellow firemen rushed up to help him. they ended up rescuing a family and officials say the firefighters were not
compromise. vice president joe biden welcomes the nra to the white house. >> the road to recovery, we'll sit down with an orthopedic surgeon for a look at the rehab rgiii faces. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >> this is fox 5 morning news. >> all right. good morning to you, this is a live look outside as we span and pan that camera over the washington d.c. region. as the sun starts to come up at 7:00 in the morning. it's not too bad out there. interesting to see how the rest of the day is going to turn out. good morning it is thursday january 10th. i'm wisdom martin sitting in for tony perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. tucker barnes is joining us now and has a look at this day. tucker, i'm just waiting for the warmup. >> wait until this weekend. springtime temperatures still on track. official sunrise at 7:26 this morning. more sunshine than yesterday. and temperatures about 50 or so. very comfortable conditions around here today. a few showers tomorrow and talk about weekend weather in a couple minutes. we're talking 46 now at reagan national. 30s at dulles and b
-control task force. the nra, other gun-control groups, and sportsmen head to the white house today. walmart, the largest gun retailer, will be there. yesterday the task force met with victims' groups and gun control supporters who they they were encouraged by the conversation. the task force expected to make recommendations in about a month. >>> new this morning, two families are out of their homes because of fire. first in prince george's county. a fire started in the basement of a home in mitchellville. it happened around 2:00 on the 3200 block of lottsford vista road not far from route 50. as you see, the fire spread to the rest of the house. no word on if anyone was injured or how the fire started. and in fairfax county, a fire started on the back porch of a townhouse in oakton. it broke out just after midnight on bushman drive not far from i-66. the fire went to two alarms as it quickly spread throughout the home. everyone did get out okay. the cause of that fire is still under investigation. >>> this morning, robert griffin iii begins his road to recovery. he's in florida where he had
the nra. he told them common ground can be found to prevent the types of mass shootings we've seen recently. >> as the president said, even if what we do only saves one life, it makes sense and i think we can do a great deal without in any way imposing on or impinging on the rights of the second amountment, that the second amendment guarantees. >> after the meeting the national rifle association complained the talks did not focus on protecting children but instead attacked the second amendment. tomorrow the vice president will meet with officials from the entertainment and video game industries and present his recommendses on tuesday to the president. >>> this -- recommendations on tuesday to the president. >>> this year's oscar nominations were full of surprises and flubs. >> argo, ben affleck and george clooney producers. >> lincoln came out on top along with life of pi and snubs fell in the director category, as many critics shocked argo did not receive a nomination for best director. perhaps the biggest fan of argo is the man who inspired ben affleck's character. >> reporter:
ground with the nra has been difficult. the national rifle association said its closed door meeting with biden had more to do with taking away gun rights than protecting children. the white house is looking to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. that's a hard sell to gun owners but there's another proposal that seems to be gaining some traction. >> there's a surprising, so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. >> reporter: currently about 40% of all u.s. gun sales don't require a background check. stern and her friend support background checks for all gun purchases but sabanning weapons own -- say banning weapons won't stop violence. >> you can't legislate bad intentions out of people. >> reporter: the vice president's task force is looking to gun retailers to help bridge the divide. several including wal-mart took part in meetings thursday. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> in another shooting now police say a teenager who shot two students yesterday at a high school in at the, california apparently had b
for reinstating the assault weapons ban. but there's been fresh opposition from the nra, and even harry reid has said he questions whether it could pass congress. given that, how hard will you push for an assault weapons ban, and if one cannot bass congress, what other -- pass congress, what other measures would need to be included in order to curb gun violence successfully? >> well, as i said, the vice president and a number of members of my cabinet went through a very thorough process over the last month meeting with a lot of stakeholders in this including the nra, listened to proposals from all quarters, and they've presented me now with a list of sensible, common sense steps that can be taken to make sure that the kinds of violence we saw at newtown doesn't happen again. i'm going to be meeting with the vice president today. i expect to have a fuller presentation later in the week to give people some specifics about what i think we need to do. my starting point is not to worry about the politics, my starting point is to focus on what makes sense, what works. what should we be doing to make s
groups which are distinct from but not necessarily disagree with the gun owner groups from the nra and others, but they have a different perspective if they include association of fish and wildlife, bluewater strategies, outdoor association, et cetera. yesterday we met with gun owners ranging from groups from the defense of small arms advisory council headed by retired major general, firearms and export roundtable, the independent firearms owners, nra, et cetera. and is actually difference among them as well. it's not a uniform view. and we also met with retailers, because they are a part of this potential solution because of background checks and like, all the box stores and sporting goods operations who sell of awful lot of weapons. and we met with your colleagues in hollywood yesterday. the entertainment industry, but you are entertaining as well. but the entertaining industry, film and broadcasters. and we will be meeting with technology experts, because to overstate the case, but a lot could change if for example, every gun purchase could only be fired by a person who purchase
force. he says he will have a list of proposals ready for the president by tuesday. the nra was in a meeting with vice president biden on yesterday. but after that particular meeting of course the gun lobby said, quote, we were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment. >>> the judge overseeing a preliminary hearing in the colorado movie theater shooting says the case can go to trial. judge william sylvester says there is enough evidence against james holmes for last summer's massacre in aurora. he faces up to 160 counts for allegedly killing 12 people and injuring others and is due back in court today for an arraignment. >>> afghan president hamid karzai has a meeting with president obama at the white house in just a for you hours. they will discuss the role that the united states will play in afghanistan following next year's pullout. the u.s. is considering keeping some troops but their role is not clear. karzai met with pentagon chief leon panetta yesterday an
thursday's meeting with vice president joe biden. nra officials say the administration is more concerned with taking away gun rights than protecting children. the white house is meeting with advocates from all sides in the wake to have the newtown school shooting. >>> you can see why passengers might have been a bit startled when they looked out the window of the qantas plane. they may have thought they were extras in the samuel l. jackson movie "snakes on a plane." there's a snake a long one caught between the wing and the body of the plane. this particular python is not poisonous and the snake did freeze to death in the high altitudes so no concern for -- welfare of the passengers. still a little scary. >> wow. >>> if you're counting down the hours until the weekend, well, help out with sneak peeks of the new movies you can see the heat -- see in theaters. >> at 5:35 outgoing secretary leon panetta talks budget concerns with the sequestration still looming. >> next at 5:15 howard tells us how many days will be in the 60s, maybe even a 70 before it gets much colder. we'll be back. turke
not to the nra we would never have access to read and more guns would have flowed onto the streets, and in all likelihood, more people would have been murdered. the undercover investigations we conducted were just one example of how we work to crack down on gun violence. had our urging of new york state legislature enacted the toughest penalties in the nation for illegal possession of a handgun 83 in the half year mandatory minimum prison sentence we also worked with our city council to adopt a law enabling the nypd to keep tabs on gun offenders in the city just as they track sex offenders. we on enforce those laws and others rigorously and that is a reason why new york is the safest city in the country. in the years that ended, new york city had the fewest murders in nearly half a century. income terrible records they decided to be kept back in 1963 we've never had a year remotely as the year we just had. as hard as we worked our free and as hard as we have achieved, the reality remains that during 2002 there was still 418 murders in new york city, and a lot of the people that were killed wer
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